Your three votes can elect three Green councillors in the new Ecclesall Ward.
Your Green Party candidates are working hard for a greener, fairer city and for greater accountability of Sheffield Council to the community. They’re pushing for an integrated transport system and provision of green spaces to combat health-damaging air pollution.
Stewart Kemp is our 1st choice candidate to be your local councillor. He is a retired senior local government officer, volunteers with Sheffield Youth Justice Service and Sheffield’s school literacy scheme, and is working with residents concerned about air pollution and road safety.
Emily Forster is a researcher and environmentalist; and Jason Leman is a researcher, parent and social justice activist. Stewart, Emily and Jason all live in Ecclesall and have been campaigning on local issues including the schools consultation, felling of healthy street trees, and the closure of Bents Green surgery.
Green Councillors have worked to stop litter and fly-tipping and deal with anti-social behaviour. We have challenged the policy of selling public services without public scrutiny.
We opposed plans for a new elected mayor, rejected in a 2012 referendum.
In the council budget we proposed to:
- Cut the price of residents’ parking permits
- Cut executive pay in the Council
- Invest £6.5 million in cutting fuel bills for homes and schools
We also found extra money to:
- Cut air pollution from taxis
- Improve road safety and public transport
- Save vital care for the elderly and disabled All were rejected by the ruling Labour group.
All were rejected by the ruling Labour group.